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Crashworthiness Design and Multi-Objective Optimization for Bio-Inspired Hierarchical Thin-Walled Structures

Shaoqiang Xu1, Weiwei Li1,*, Lin Li2, Tao Li1, Chicheng Ma1

1 School of Transportation and Vehicle Engineering, Shandong University of Technology, Zibo, 255049, China
2 School of Mathematics and Statistics, Shandong University of Technology, Zibo, 255049, China

* Corresponding Author: Weiwei Li. Email: email

(This article belongs to the Special Issue: Recent Advances in Biomechanics and Biomimetic Mechanics)

Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences 2022, 131(2), 929-947. https://doi.org/10.32604/cmes.2022.018964

Abstract

Thin-walled structures have been used in many fields due to their superior mechanical properties. In this paper, two types of hierarchical multi-cell tubes, inspired by the self-similarity of Pinus sylvestris, are proposed to enhance structural energy absorption performance. The finite element models of the hierarchical structures are established to validate the crashworthiness performance under axial dynamic load. The theoretical model of the mean crushing force is also derived based on the simplified super folded element theory. The finite element results demonstrate that the energy absorption characteristics and deformation mode of the bionic hierarchical thin-walled tubes are further improved with the increase of hierarchical sub-structures. It can be also obtained that the energy absorption performance of corner self-similar tubes is better than edge self-similar tubes. Furthermore, multi-objective optimization of the hierarchical tubes is constructed by employing the response surface method and genetic algorithm, and the corresponding Pareto front diagram is obtained. This research provides a new idea for the crashworthiness design of thin-walled structures.

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Xu, S., Li, W., Li, L., Li, T., Ma, C. (2022). Crashworthiness design and multi-objective optimization for bio-inspired hierarchical thin-walled structures. Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, 131(2), 929-947. https://doi.org/10.32604/cmes.2022.018964
Vancouver Style
Xu S, Li W, Li L, Li T, Ma C. Crashworthiness design and multi-objective optimization for bio-inspired hierarchical thin-walled structures. Comput Model Eng Sci. 2022;131(2):929-947 https://doi.org/10.32604/cmes.2022.018964
IEEE Style
S. Xu, W. Li, L. Li, T. Li, and C. Ma "Crashworthiness Design and Multi-Objective Optimization for Bio-Inspired Hierarchical Thin-Walled Structures," Comput. Model. Eng. Sci., vol. 131, no. 2, pp. 929-947. 2022. https://doi.org/10.32604/cmes.2022.018964



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